Monday, August 31, 2009

Fountain at the Conference Center

This fountain at the LDS Conference Center is just full of light and movement. This view of the water is almost a black and white rendition. The sun is coming in through the water and lighting the fringes and not able to penetrate the debth of the pulsing water.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Babies born early are still cute and lovable. You feel for them with all the tubes and sensors attached to them. This little boy was four weeks early and 4lbs 6oz.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Scared of the Rocks

The rocks were big and they went down very quickly. The little girl was petrified and did not want to move. The little boy climbed all over the rocks. This is a fun picture of emotions.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

A Father's Memorial

This Mustang was painted and placed in Murray Park for a memorial of a father's son who was lost in the war. I was facinated with this car and took a bunch of pictures. The yellow is vibrant against the Red, White and Blue of the flags and the flag on the door with the soldier kneeling in prayer. The boots, inverted gun and helmet in the foreground represent the Fallen Soldier Memorial. (It is worth clicking on the photograph to enlarge it and see more of the detail, especially of the soldier praying on the door.)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

It is a challenge to watch for the "fun" moments of the wedding and to be ready for them. This wedding was held in the backyard of the couple. It was a wonderful setting.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Olympus 50 Year Reunion

This was a wonderful group of people. Their 5oth high school reunion was a fun event.

Monday, August 24, 2009


These Jellyfish were at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. I loved the colors and the looks of these dangerous creatures of the deep.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Jordan River Temple

The Jordan River Temple is special to me. My sister, Tina, was married there. This has been my assigned temple for much of my adult life. The moon was full and quite beautiful the morning that I took this photograph.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Child and the "r"

Learning to walk is fun and challenging. He had not been walking for long, but loved to do so. This "r" is at the Salt Lake City Library. I really enjoy his expression of pure joy and the colors and contrasts of the wall, tiles and the "r".

Friday, August 21, 2009

Bird of Paradise

This Bird of Paradise was "born" in Oakland, California at the Oakland Temple. I think this is a beautiful flower. It reminds me of the head of a Peacock.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Like Father, Like Son

My oldest son loves to fish. He would fish, I would photograph and his son would play in the water. For this picture, Dad was cleaning his line and preparing the hook. Son was playing in the dirt at the water's edge. He then leaned forward and created this caricature... Like Father, Like Son.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Donut Falls in the Fall

I love to go up Big Cottonwood Canyon to Donut Falls. There is always a bunch of good things to photograph up there.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Couple in Garden at Temple Square

I love the garden between the Salt Lake Temple and its Annex. It is awesome. This couple was wonderful to work with.

Playing with Two Tennis Rackets

My grandson picked up both tennis rackets and played with them for a few minutes. He is cute trying to play with both of them.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Manti Temple at Dusk

I attended the "Manti Miracle Pagent" with the youth. While waiting for the show to begin, I took this photograph. I enjoy the coloring of the lights on the temple.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Angel Moroni on Oquirrh Mountain Temple

On June 14th a storm went through the valley and a lightning strike darkened the horn, arm and face of Moroni. This last Tuesday the LDS Church replaced this Angel Moroni with a new one. The Oquirrh Mountain Temple (South Jordan, Utah) will be dedicated at the end of the month and so the church replaced Moroni for a new version that has TWO lightning rods in him, one at the end of the trumpet and one out the top of his head.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah

This was photographed from Ensign Peak looking down the 20+ miles of State Street. The Capital building was still under construction. Also note that Franklin Covey Field (on 13th South - to the right in the photo) is lit up.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Thomas, the Cat

Thomas was my Mom's big cat. He loved to sit on the wooden porch and look out into the field behind the house.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Fall Colors

Usually when you see the colors of fall, you back up and get all the colors from all the trees. I love this photograph because all the fall colors are throughout this one leaf.

Monday, August 10, 2009

I Married Julia!!

We had finished photographing the couple as they came out of the Temple after their wedding. I had moved to the front of the Temple to wait for the couple and the group to start taking the group pictures at the Temple. As the couple was walking towards me (with two of the Bride's little sisters) the Groom just flung out his arms and leg in the excitement of having married such a beautiful, intelligent woman.


This butterfly was flitting from point to point on this huge rock up in one of the canyons above Salt Lake City. I love this photograph.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

One Day Old...isn't he cute?!

My daughter-in-law, Holly, compiled these three photos that I took of my new grandson. She really does good work.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Jordan River Temple

This morning I photographed the Jordan River Temple. I liked the Temple, moon and flag just like in this photograph. I had to photoshop the moon into the picture because it is too bright for the rest of the image. I stayed true to the physical relationship between them. Oh, and yes the moon was photographed this morning as well.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Majestic Oquirrh Mountain Temple

I love the beauty of this Temple. The trees and the shrubs are new but are beginning to fill in.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Oquirrh Mountain Temple at Dawn

I woke up this morning at about 5:00 and drove to the Oquirrh Mountain Temple and photographed it as the sun came up. I really enjoyed taking the photograph and watching the beauty of God's hand.

First post for the Living Love Photos blog site

I love photography. This blog is to be a showcase of some of my photography. I will attempt to put a photo a day onto the site.

Why Living Love Photos?

One of the slogans I have put on the back of my business cards is "Photography: for the Love of it." I love photography. I love showing living things: people, plants, the earth, and buildings. Yes, buildings are alive to me. They have personalities, textures and shadows. They help mankind to live like they could not without them. In short, I love to photograph anything that I can that is proper and moral.